Lamb’s Tire & Automotive Brake Service in Georgetown, TX

Your vehicle’s brakes are critical, keeping you safe on the road, as well as everyone traveling around you. If you’ve noticed issues with your brakes or haven’t had them inspected and maintained recently, Lamb’s Tire & Automotive’s Georgetown location can help with complete brake service and brake repairs. 

Lamb’s ASE-certified mechanics can inspect, diagnose, and repair any brake issue in your vehicles. The recommended service schedule is six months or 6,000 miles, so add this maintenance check to your regular maintenance schedule. Finding minor issues early can help prevent more costly repairs later on.

Lamb’s Brake Inspection Services Keeps You Safe

The routine brake inspection at Lamb’s Tires includes checking:

  • brake lines
  • brake pads
  • brake shoes 
  • rotors or drums 
  • brake calipers 
  • brake pedal
  • brake cylinder 
  • ABS module 
  • sensors

We use the latest technology available. Our technician will review these results with you and then discuss any repair recommendations. Finally, you will receive a written estimate. Before releasing your car, our technician will test-drive it to ensure that the car is operating properly. 

Lamb’s Tire & Automotive provides the best value in Georgetown on all brake work. Check our coupon page for specials and savings on inspections and repair work. 

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Signs of Brake Problems Ahead

When your brakes are in need of repair, there are several signs to keep an eye on. Watch out for:

  • Puddles of yellow fluid on the floor or pavement under your car
  • Brake pads worn to less than a quarter inch thick
  • Slow stopping
  • Overly sensitive brakes or a spongy brake pedal 
  • Unusual noises, like grinding 
  • Pulling to one side
  • Vibrations when stopping
  • Brake warning light on your dash

Bring your car into Lamb’s in Georgetown for a safety inspection; this will help ensure your vehicle is safe to drive and it can also prevent more expensive repair bills later.

Tips to Help Your Brakes Last Longer

You want your brakes to last as long as possible. To do that, here are some driving habits that will help:

  • Avoid making quick, sudden stops unless it’s an emergency situation. 
  • Don’t tailgate! You won’t have to stop suddenly if you leave enough space.
  • With an automatic transmission, avoid driving with one foot on the brake pedal.
  • If you have to carry a heavy load, take the load out as soon as possible.

By observing these tips, you can help your brakes last as long as possible before needing to be replaced.

Take Advantage of Our Free Concierge Service 

Your week is scheduled and then your brakes go out. The brakes can’t wait but neither can your to-do list, so welcome to Lamb’s FREE Concierge Service!

If you live or work within three miles of our shop, we will come and pick your vehicle up and bring it in for its repairs. To ensure your safety, we will also clean and sanitize it before we return it to you. It will then be delivered back to you. And all of this is free of charge. 

Schedule your appointment for brake service online today.

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Brake Check in Georgetown FAQs

What makes up my car’s braking system?

The braking system consists of several different moving components that work together to bring your vehicle to a stop. Within the braking system you will find the following:

  • Brake pedal
  • Brake pads and rotors
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake shoes (if applicable)
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • The master cylinder
  • Parking brake cables
  • Various other hardware
  • Brake fluid
  • Power brake booster

These many elements of the braking system are all subject to wear and tear, as you use your brakes every time you drive. With the many components working together in your brakes, it is important to schedule a brake check every now and then to ensure that they are all functioning properly and that your brakes are safe for you to drive.

What makes the braking system work?

The brakes on your vehicle are built up of several different components that all work to slow the momentum of your vehicle and bring you to a stop. When you first press the brake pedal, a mechanical action takes place to release hydraulic fluid into the brake calipers. Once this pressure is applied to the brake calipers, they force the brake pads against the brake rotors, which causes friction. As this friction increases, the wheels begin to slow down and lose their momentum, which slows your vehicle and brings it to a stop.With such a complicated system of moving parts that act quickly and withstand a hefty amount of force, they will wear down and need to be serviced or replaced.

What is that grinding noise when I press on my brakes?

When you hear a grinding noise coming from your brakes, it is usually an indicator that one of the two things is happening:

  • Most of the time, a loud grinding noise coming from your brakes is indicative of part of the brake calipers making direct contact with the metal of the brake rotors. This typically means that the brake pads have sustained significant wear and tear/damage and require replacement.
  • Sometimes, this grinding noise coming from the brakes is because there is an object stuck somewhere in the brake calipers that will need to be removed.

Whether you hear a strange noise coming from your brakes or just need a brake check, you can bring your car to Lamb’s Tire & Automotive for expert brake service. Book an appointment today.

How do I know I need to replace my brake rotors?

The brake rotors are an essential part of your braking system that are constantly in use and sustaining a lot of wear. As the brake pads press against the brake rotors every time you use the brakes, they will begin to wear down or become uneven, and the surface can become rough. For the brake rotors to function correctly, they need to be smooth and even across their entire surface.

If there is ample thickness on your rotors, a skilled mechanic can resurface the rotors to prolong their life and recreate a smooth and even surface for braking. However, when there is no longer enough material left on your brake rotors, they will need to be replaced.

What does it mean when my brake light comes on?

When your brake light comes on, there is no need to panic, but you should bring your vehicle into a qualified brake shop for a brake check. Some of the potential reasons that your brake warning light is on include the following:

  • Low brake fluid
  • An electrical issue
  • An issue with the anti-lock braking system
  • A faulty sensor

Though most of these do not mean that you need to stop driving immediately, driving with potentially unsafe brakes is simply not worth the risk. If you have questions or concerns about your brakes, bring your car into our Georgetown auto shop and have one of our certified mechanics take a look.

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  • Brake pads and rotors
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake shoes (if applicable)
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • The master cylinder
  • Parking brake cables
  • Various other hardware
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  • Power brake booster

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  • Sometimes, this grinding noise coming from the brakes is because there is an object stuck somewhere in the brake calipers that will need to be removed.

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  • An electrical issue
  • An issue with the anti-lock braking system
  • A faulty sensor

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